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December 10, 1963

Dear Dr. Velikovsky,

As an old friend of Miss Ralph and a former staff member of the University Museum, I am sorry to say that we cannot supply your needs for the series of carbon-14 tests that she is about to undertake. The enormous amount of material that this department has disposed of during the past ten years, through a series of sales to other museums and to the public, has depleted our reserves to the point that we are no longer in a position to supply adequate samples of well-dated wood or linen such as you describe.

  Sincerely yours,
  Henry G. Fischer